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Marshall Amplification announced today the formation of Marshall USA. This new business unit will begin operation on October 1st, and shipments to dealers will begin October 18th. Jon Ellery, Marshall UK Co-managing Director announced that Marc Lee Shannon will assume the position of VP Sales for Marshall USA on October 1st. Marc Lee is a long term industry veteran, who spent the last 17 years heading sales with Audio Technica. Jon Ellery also announced that Ryan Rhodes has been named the Brand Director for Marshall USA and will lead the product direction and work closely with Marshall UK to insure a coordinated worldwide effort. Ryan is very familiar with the Marshall heritage, having worked in past Marshall distribution in the US for 15 years. More Marshall dedicated management will be added shortly, with announcements to follow.For more information:
In commenting on the company’s structure, Ellery stated "we are very pleased to be able to create a US presence with experienced individuals such as Marc Lee and Ryan. It certainly is the right time for Marshall to launch this strategic effort in the US. This initiative will allow us to truly leverage the iconic position of our brand, and to provide the absolute best in customer service, marketing and promotion. We have also entered into logistics and service agreements to insure that we provide proper levels of technical and customer service, distribution and support." More details will be forthcoming.